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Goop Roast Chicken Video

You can’t go wrong with this video from goop.com that shows a good basic technique for roasting chicken. Ms. Paltrow does a nice job of deboning (popularly called butterflying; less popularly called spatchcocking) the bird for speedier cooking then makes … Continue reading

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Blue Food

A recent snack requested by 7 year old Violet (appropriately named, it turns out). —Hugh

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Violet Hearts Food

We have a chalkboard in our kitchen for writing menus, shopping lists, shooting gastrokid stuff. I came home the other day to this drawing by 7 year old Violet. It reads: “Favorite Foods: Eggs, Greens, Blues.” She tells me blues … Continue reading

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The Gastrokid Cookbook: Our First Review

Rotterdam-based eco-family boutique and blog Shak-Shaku gets a major shout out for being the first to review the Gastrokid Cookbook. Thanks, Shak-Shaku, for getting what we’re all about. So glad you loved it and for sharing it with your customers … Continue reading

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A Vegetarian Family Feast in a Flash

The other night was proof positive that a regular farmer’s market run, and a smartly-stocked pantry will set you up nicely for that mid-week, what’s-for-dinner panic that besets even the most diligent gastrofamilies. We panicked. We chopped. We ate. Here’s … Continue reading

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Mexican Birthday Cake

Los Angeles and environs spoil us with numerous Mexican bakeries that excel at making what seem like the richest, most colorful birthday cakes on the planet. We were up in Summerland last week for a beachy getaway and bought a … Continue reading

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Last Minute Homemade Pizza Party

We’ve been experimenting with Whole Foods fresh pizza dough (you can buy it from the chefs at the pizza station in the ready-to-eat section of the market; it’s only $2.99 for a ball of dough big enough to make two … Continue reading

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10 Things To Do With Brown Butter

Brown butter is a magical thing we’ve been exploring at the family table. My wife and I tell ourselves that the less meat we eat (due to my wife’s increasingly vegetarian leanings) the more we can indulge other fatty delights, … Continue reading

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The Gastrokid Scamp of Approval: Smitten Kitchen’s Birthday Cake

This week’s Gastrokid Scamp of Approval goes to longtime blogger couple Smitten Kitchen for their awesome recipe for bday cake. It’s classic, iconic, platonic ideal of a two layer yellow cake with chocolate frosting and sprinkles. In this age of … Continue reading

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The Gastrokid Market Report: Summer Blueberries

You go through life thinking you understand things. Like blueberries. And then you eat Southern California blueberries in mid July from a farmer who knows what they’re doing. And then you understand what a blueberry can be. The Nicholas Family … Continue reading

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